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Bearded Jews Say Mincha in Hall of U.S. Court

The hall outside the United States Federal Court was turned into an improvised synagogue yesterday afternoon by a group of aged and bearded Jews who were testifying before Judge John C. Knox in a “trust-busting” suit brought by Rabbi Moses Weinberger, Inc., against the firms of Horowitz Brothers & Margareten, Inc. and B. Manischewitz as well as the members of the Horowitz, Margareten and Manischewitz families.

As the time approached for mincha the venerable witnesses asked the court for a recess which was granted. While the court waited the Jews said their prayers and then returned to the court room. The aged witnesses were called by Gustavus A. Rogers, attorney for the plaintiff, who charged the defendants with being a matzoth trust. The Weinberger firm accuses the defendants of monopolizing the sale of matzoth and farfel and claims triple damages under the Sherman anti-trust law.